Collection location: Genentech, South San Francisco, California, USA [Click for map]
In beauty bark wood chip landscaping.
[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:00:39 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Genentech Campus, South San Francisco, California’ to ‘Genentech Campus, South San Francisco, California, USA’
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|I’d Call It That||3.0||6.81||1||(Alan Rockefeller)|
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First, I verified the collection by walking over from my office at Genentech. Alan, thanks for leaving six for me :) I plan to go back for more over the next few weeks.
Second, this species is thought to be saprophytic and fruits with the wood chips once after they have aged a bit and not again. Once moisture and temperature is right they fruit. With our foggy cold Summer weather and watering for the plants you can get them to fruit almost anytime.
This is probably the species that was finally able to be farmed on a commercial scale for sale year round. I picked some on wood chips just up the hill from these from Oct 2008 to Jan 2009 and got two quarts dried.
As compared to our spring morels in the Sierras I rate these low fresh. The ones I dried are coming along nicely in aroma and probably will wait another year at least before I start eating them.
morels nearly year round on pine-bark chips, except for the hardest of winter
I have a question Is it unusual for Morels to be growing in Jan in San Fransisco, or is this a normal occurrence this time of year. I have always been told that they are strictly a spring fungi.
Alan, Puhleese, turn your photos before posting. Ow, my neck!
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